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Protected Health Information

The Texas Medical Privacy Act, also known as HB 300, became effective on September 1, 2012. The Texas legislature felt that the federal privacy act, HIPPA, was lacking in several areas of protection and enforcement of security and privacy of protected health information (PHI). The act also grants enforcement authority to a variety of state agencies.

Covered entities are mandated to train all employees on HB-300.

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The Merits of Organized Dentistry

Thanksgiving time is once again drawing near.  As this beginning to a busy holiday season rapidly approaches, we are all finding ourselves extremely busy.  However, we should not forget to stop and give thanks for all that we have.  For myself, I am very thankful for my family, friends, profession, and this country that I live in.

I feel that we should all be thankful for our chosen profession. It helps us to help those who are suffering while allowing us to have a good life.  We should not take this for granted. Organized dentistry helps us to maintain what we have worked so hard to achieve.  Our local society provides timely CE courses, fellowship, advocacy, and peer review, to name a few.
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